A draft law is being working out in Ukraine to make May 9th a working day. It was stated by head of the Institute of National Memory Vladimir Vyatrovich, - reportsGordon.
"We are preparing a draft law on state holidays which is aimed at significant reduction of days off. I am convinced that it is absolutely appropriate for the current situation in Ukraine. One of our proposals is to make May 9th a working day. But it will still be a holiday, attention to the older generation, participants of the war will not be reduced," - said the historian.
Vyatrovich noted that "all legislative changes are still under discussion."
"I believe that among the days off which are to be cancelled there is not only May 9th but also May 2nd and, maybe, May 1st, possibly, March 8th. But the draft law is in its formative stage, we need to see the reaction of people," - he added.
Head of the Institute of National Memory stressed that "any changes and reforms induce resistance, but if society is moving and evolving, it must be overcome."
"There was resistance to celebrate May 8th in a new format as the Day of Memory and Reconciliation, nevertheless, it is a new tradition which, of course, has already rooted," - he recalled.